Thursday, July 2, 2009

An Honest Scrap

Joy, my blogging friend from You know how we're an art family , tagged me for Honest Scrap so I thought I'd play along. Here are 10 honest things about me.

1. I fantasize about living out of an Airstream RV and traveling throughout the United States. I want to go to all 50 states and see everything! It's a challenge for me to stay in any one place for any length of time. My poor family! I think it's quite an achievement that I've lived in VT for over 5 years now (although this is my third residence in VT)

2. I enjoy folding laundry almost as much as my mom does (she just came into the room and took all my laundry away to fold-boy did she look happy!)

3. After high school I took off by myself to go to Australia for 6 months. I did a little babysitting, lots of hiking and did some volunteer work on organic farms. When I came back, I missed Australia so much that I wanted to become an Australian citizen and even sent away for the paperwork to become one.

4. I think I love homeschooling even more than my kids do. My favorite part of homeschooling is reading tons of books to the kids, doing science experiments and learning all about the natural world. Oh, and going on lots of field trips!

5. If I was to have another job (other than being a full time homeschooler) I would love to work at a living history museum. I'm thinking Williamsburg, Sturbridge Village or Plimoth Plantation. I want to dress up and pretend to live in another time!

6. I love doing creative projects. My only problem is that I never stick with anything long enough to get really good at any one thing. I'm much more process oriented than product oriented.

7. I'm starting a new blog with a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I feel this will help give me direction and help me to achieve my goals. Right now I'm in the process of coming up with my list.

8. I have a hard time traveling with other people. I want to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it. I really don't like waiting around for people. Some people might call me impatient! O.k, a lot of people. :)

9. I really enjoy blogging and am very excited when one of my blogging friends has a new post. I love to hear about all the exciting things people are doing and hear about their lives. I would love to meet some of my blogging friends in real life some day!

10. I am a very novice blogger. I wanted to post the picture for Honest Scrap on this post but couldn't figure out how to do it. I'd love to have pictures of books we're reading on the sidebar with links to the books but I can't figure that out either. If you can help me out, let me know!

I would love to read Honest Scraps from these people:

Tara- Periwinkles and Pine
Andrea-Saying Yes 2 Boys
Lisa- Goose and Binky
Lisa- 5 Orange Potatoes


  1. I am a very novice blogger, too! I only recently figured out that I can add more than five photos to a post!! How's that for novice! This was great! I love your idea of 101 things in 1001 days!! Can't wait to read about it!!!

  2. This was wonderful to read. It's so much fun learning more about blogging friends like you. #8 is definitely something we have in common. ;)

  3. I've always wanted to travel around the country in an RV. I've worked at Old Sturbridge and Williamsburg! I don't know how to get the books to appear either. I signed up for the Amazon Associates so I could do it, but still couldn't figure it out.

  4. Love reading this "Honest Scrap". Perhaps with your travel wonderlust you will come and visit Australia again one day! I'd love to know how to have pix of books too in my sidebar, I think alot of people use an Amazon tool, but I don't want to link to that.

  5. Love these.

    We have lived in this house for almost 5 years. That is the longest I have lived in one house/state since I was in Jr. High. I really really really want to move too - but since we bought, I can't just pick up and skip off whenever I want anymore. Maybe good, maybe bad... ;)

  6. I love reading interesting things about folks and your idea for a new blog sounds fascinating.

    Now, about those books in your sidebar. If you want to just add images with links, you've got to copy and paste an image of your book cover ( say from Amazon or B&N) - go to add a gadget under in your layout page, and copy and paste the image and link.

    I think it is far easier to go to and set yourself up an account- list your books and then make a widget. You can design how you like it and then they give you the code to copy and paste into your blog. You go to add a gadget~add html code~ copy and paste and voila! you have yourself a list of books in your sidebar.

    Does that make any sense? I am really bad sometimes with directions.

    Feel free to email me if you like~

    Good Luck!!

  7. I love reading these! I'm with you on #8, but then I'm not patient either. ;)

  8. Thanks Tara. I'll see if I can figure out that

  9. So fun to read! I will have to do this too. I too am a #8, why are so many of us bloggers this way??? I already see #8 in my girls too, especially Araina.

    Love the 101 things list. Such a great idea to challenge yourself in that way. Being homeschool moms, I feel we tend to really forget about our desires for OURSELVES! I know I do, it's usually all about the girls.

    To snag a picture from another site, right click your mouse on the picture, then click "Save As", your document folder should pop up, save it then in your pictures. You can snag just about any photo this way on the web.

    Have a great holiday weekend!
    Lisa :)

  10. Thanks Lisa-have a great holiday weekend too!

  11. That was fun to read. I think you're crazy to enjoy folding laundry, but I'm totally with you about RVing, enjoying homchooling more than the kids, and reading other blogs. :)